Monday, August 19, 2013

Refashioned Tiger Shirt + Mini Tutorial

Shannon gave me this awesome tiger tee forever ago. I loved it and wore it a ton...that is until I managed to shrink it (or maybe it was always like that and I was blissfully unaware of that fact because I loved the cool tiger graphic.) Either way, it was time for me to retire the tiger tee, so it sat in my refashion giant box pile until I rediscovered it and decided that Connor needed this shirt.

I just love refashions, don't you? Breathing new life into a discarded piece of clothing can be so much fun! That may be one of the major reasons why I have a hard time getting rid of clothes - I always think about what they could become (and if you see me on "Hoarders: Buried Alive" you'll know why.)

For this tee, I decided to refashion it into a sleeveless tank for Connor. There are tons of great patterns out there that you could use (like Dana's muscle tee) but if you don't have a pattern, no fear. All you need to do is take one of your child's t-shirts and fold it in half with the sleeves tucked in, then trace around the shirt adding 1/2 inch seam allowance, and 1 inch on the bottom for the hem. Boom. Little guy tank. Then it's just a matter of placing your pattern on the t-shirt to be refashioned and cutting out. Then, cut the front neckline a little lower than the back, assemble as usual, and hem your neckline, armholes, and bottom. If you cut out your tank on the existing hemline of your shirt, you won't even have to bother with sewing a bottom hem.

And I'm all about saving time. Because then I get to spend more time with this guy:

All this kid needs to be happy is a stick. What is it with little boys? They can make weapons out of anything, can't they? And PS, it is extremely difficult to make a 2-year-old stand still for pictures when you're out of M&M's.

What kind of fun stuff do you have sitting in your refashion pile?

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1 comment:

  1. great idea! I usually get rid of the stuff I shrink, but I'll use this next time that happens. So, probably in the near future, haha!


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